This is the time of year when many tend to become more lazy & sleep. He is estimated to
be around 5 or so months old? He is a bit young for brumation. We can review your tank
setup just to be sure everything is correct for him. Do you have any pictures of him as well
as the tank you could post for us?
Is he maintaining his weight or losing weight?
KarrieRee":2htf8aqr said:Ok the 75 watt bulb is more than likely not hot enough for your tank --- please get a basking temps w/a digital probe thermometer place it on the spot he sits to bask --- it should be 105-110 try that temp if he doesnt like it that hot you can get it to 95-100 --- too cool of tank temps will put them in a brumation type mode --- also your T 8 needs to have the cover off the fixture no cover over the bulb it needs to be inside the tank directly over the basking decor piece w/ a distance of 6-8 inches
Here are some things to hang it w/ 3 M command Velcro fasteners- picture hanging wire –long plastic zip ties-- fishing line-- potted plant wire hangers and these I use these they work great they re like a Velcro strap you need to cut them in strips https://www.homedepot.com/p/GE-15-ft-Cable-Ties-Hook-and-Loop-Spool-Black-10375/304220195